Purple Coneflower (Echinacea 'Merlot') in the Coneflowers Database

Trade name information:
Series: Prairie Pillars™
Cultivar name: 'Merlot'
Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 30 inches
Plant Spread: 34 inches
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Red
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Posted by Sharon (Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Oct 6, 2011 9:45 PM

A wide variety of wild growing Echinacea was used medicinally by Native Americans. Today herbalists most commonly suggest its use to relieve symptoms of the common cold.

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